Health Behavior KSA is accredited


The Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session has been accredited for the pre-conference session on June 13, 2018.  This Live activity, KAFP Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session, from 06/13/2018 – 11/30/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Overland Park Marriott
10800 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66210

Register here with your 2018 KAFP Annual Meeting registration. Or you may register for it separately at KSA Group Learning.

National Public Health Week 2018

Healthiest Nation 2030



During each day of National Public Health Week (NPHW), April 2-8, there will be a focus on a different public health topic.
Monday, April 2: Behavioral Health
Tuesday, April 3: Communicable Diseases
Wednesday, April 4: Environmental Health
Thursday, April 5: Injury and Violence Prevention
Friday, April 6: Ensuring the Right to Health

Join us in observing NPHW 2018 and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. Celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships and champion the role of a strong public health system. Check out the Healthiest Nation Fact Sheets.

CMS Extends the MIPS 2017 Data Submission Deadline from March 31 to April 3

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services

If you’re participating in the Quality Payment Program, you now have until Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 7 PM to submit your 2017 MIPS performance data. You can submit your 2017 performance data using the new feature on the Quality Payment Program website.

Note: For groups that missed the March 16 CMS Web Interface data submission deadline, it’s not too late to submit your data through another mechanism.

How to Get Started

Go to qpp.cms.gov and click on “sign in” on the top right side of the web page.

  • You’ll be required to log into the Quality Payment Program data submission feature using your Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) credentials user name and password. If you don’t have an EIDM account, you’ll need to obtain one. Review this EIDM user guide and get started with the process as soon as possible. Currently, you should allow at least 5 business days for EIDM requests to be processed.
  • After logging in, the feature will connect you to the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) associated with your National Provider Identifier (NPI).
  • You’ll be able to report data either as an individual or as a group. Be sure to login and get familiar with the feature before you submit your data.

Real-Time Score Projections

As you enter data into the feature, you’ll see real-time scoring projections for each of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance categories. This scoring may change if new data is reported or quality measures that have not yet been benchmarked are used.

Data can be updated at any time during the submission period. Once the submission period ends, CMS will calculate your payment adjustment based on your last submission or submission update.

Please note, your performance category score will not initially take into account your Alternative Payment Model (APM) status, Qualifying APM Participant (QP) status, or other special status—if applicable. To check your QP status, review the updated APM Lookup Tool.

Get Help and Learn More

Contact the Quality Payment Program by email at qpp@cms.hhs.gov or toll free at 1-866-288-8292, if you need help or have questions about using the data submission feature.

You can also view the data submission fact sheet and this video to learn more about the Quality Payment Program data submission feature.

You are invited: 2018 Annual Meeting “70 Years Caring for Kansans”


Let’s celebrate together! Make plans now to attend the 2018 KAFP Annual Meeting “70 Years Caring for Kansans” in Overland Park, June 14-16. Secure online registration for the KAFP Annual Meeting is now open. Register today for both the KAFP Annual Meeting and Pre-Conference KSA!

Pre-Conference:  Health Behavior KSA Group Learning Session
June 13, 2018

2018 KAFP Annual Meeting
70 Years Caring for Kansans
June 14-16, 2018


Free RISE webinar series features Physician Health First


The next RISE Webinar is on Wednesday, April 4 – featuring Clif Knight, MD, FAAFP, who will present Physician Health First: AAFP Physician Health & Well-Being Resources. Sign up today and following the webinar, you should be able to:

  • Understand several factors contributing to family physician professional satisfaction, well-being, and burnout
  • Know resources available through the AAFP to improve family physician well-being and professional satisfaction
  • Utilize the family physician ecosystem framework when developing a plan to improve your well-being
  • Be stimulated to develop your personal plan to improve family physician well-being

Learn more about KAFP’s Physician Wellness program “RISE.”

This Live series activity, KAFP RISE Webinar Series, from 01/31/2018 – 10/24/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each webinar is approved for 0.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. KAFP will submit CME earned for members who participate in live webinars.

There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.

Navigate KAFP Website Home Page


We hope you have had a chance to navigate the KAFP website! Each week we will help you explore the site, making you aware of the many resources it provides. First things first… the Home page! It is vibrant, colorful and  eye-catching. Click one of the scrolling carousel banners to learn more on that subject. We condensed menu options to 6: Home, Membership, Advocacy, Education & Events, Foundation, About Us — you’ll learn more about those in weeks to come.  Also featured on the Home page is a link to KAFP News. Click on the text “KAFP News” and you can read the most recent articles. The three articles below it are the most recent articles published.  On the Home page we also list upcoming events and a handy calendar. Click on the calendar to view events monthly and search for events. You can even add an event to your Google or iCalendar. Finally, access the Career Center by clicking on the bottom left text “Find a job. Post a Job.”

Do & Don’ts of Colorectal Cancer Screening

American Cancer Society

This month is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Here is a helpful fact sheet  on what to do and not do for for Colorectal Cancer Screening:



Documenting Vaccinations Valuable Tools & Resources

IAC Express

Recently updated, Immunization Action Coalition’s Clinic Tools: Documenting Vaccinations web page on immunize.org is a collection of resources from IAC and other organizations related to documenting vaccinations. This web page can be found by selecting the “Clinic Tools” tab (third from the left) in the light gray banner across the top of every immunize.org web page and then selecting “Documenting Vaccinations” in the drop-down menu. Enjoy exploring!

Health is Primary April toolkit focus: Health Equity


In April, Health is Primary campaign will focus on health equity and show how primary care is working to address critical issues like heath disparities and social determinants of health. Access the April toolkit and help spread the word. #MakeHealthPrimary #HealthEquity

Robert Graham Center seeks Medical Director


The Robert Graham Center is currently looking for a Medical Director. The Medical Director for Policy Research contributes to the research, collaborative, management and dissemination functions of the Robert Graham Center. The Medical Director for Policy Research must be comfortable working with a small team of highly skilled and self-motivated researchers, and be able to effectively represent the Center and its products within the Academy and with external collaborators and key audiences. Desirable characteristics include national credibility, a Medical Doctorate/Doctor of Osteopathy degree, Residency training in a Primary Care specialty, and training in research, Public Policy or Public Health. For a complete job description and more information, click here. Read more